Map of Patagonia
Argentina’s share of Patagonia
• It is mountains. The Patagonian Andes Region extend to the west like a huge wall acting as a borderline with Chile. With landscapes of lakes and pines, it has snow during winter and plenty of flowers and scents during summer.
• Towards the east, the Atlantic Patagonia Region and its beaches. A deep blue sea with warm waters coming from Brazil at North Patagonia, and cold in the south (past St. Matías Gulf) populated by penguins, whales and dolphins.
• It is also a vast plateau in its central part, with high “steps” descending from the Andes region towards the Ocean. Most of Argentine Patagonia’s surface lies in this area. Flat and distant horizons, which are sometimes interrupted by the blue ribbons formed by the big rivers and their valleys.
• And finally the corollary of this Land of the Extreme is Tierra del Fuego, also known as the “Uttermost End of the World“. Mountains and sea come together here like in no other place in the American continent. Tierra del Fuego region encloses the city of Ushuaia, Cape Horn, the Magellan Strait and is also a gateway to Antarctica.